Borough Administrator

Joseph Scarpa, Borough Administrator
Phone: 201.342.1736 x267




9:00am - 5:00pm

The basic function of the Administrator is to direct and supervise the administration of all departments, offices and agencies of the Borough, except as otherwise provided by law.


The Administrator is responsible to the Mayor and Council for carrying out all policies established by it and serves as liaison between the Mayor and Council and the Borough’s departments and agencies.


The Administrator is the chief administrative official of the Borough and is responsible, among other responsibilities, for the following:

  • Supervises the preparation of and recommends annually to the Mayor and Council an operating budget, a capital budget, and a five-year capital plan.

  • Receives and deals with requests for, and complaints about, Borough services that cannot be dealt with by the operating departments and agencies.

  • Appoints and promotes subordinate Borough officers, except as otherwise provided by law.

  • Negotiates contracts for the Borough as authorized and directed by and subject to the approval of the governing body.

  • Oversees a proper purchasing system, approves all requests for goods and services to be purchased by the Borough, and approves all bills and vouchers for payment prior to final approval by the governing body.


Finance Department 

The Finance Department is responsible for all financial transactions relating to the revenues and disbursements of the Borough. This department keeps a full account of all cash receipts and disbursements of the Borough, has custody of all investments and invested funds of the Borough in a fiduciary capacity, keeps all moneys not required for current operations safely invested or deposited in interest bearing accounts, handles the payroll for municipal employees, processes requisitions and purchase orders for payment. The Chief Financial Officer oversees the financial operations of the Borough.